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Adrian Gonzalez

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Adrian Gonzalez
Name: Adrian Gonzalez
Born: May 8, 1982 in San Diego, Calif. USA
High School: Eastlake HS, Chula Vista, Calif.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career2,517.295.364.44770
Drafted in the 1st round (1st overall) by the Florida Marlins in 2000 (signed for $3,000,000)
Gonzalez is one of the rare players in whom scouts can find little fault. His stock has soared this spring, and he's even been mentioned as a possible compromise No. 1 pick overall. Gonzalez is seen as a Mark Grace clone with a little more power. He put up outstanding numbers, hitting .645-13-34, and may be the best pure hitter in the draft. He has excellent hand strength and quickness and drives balls to all fields. Like Grace, he is also an accomplished defensive first baseman who's agile around the bag. Gonzalez is a likable young man who acts like an assistant coach on his high school team, routinely helping run practice. He has committed to nearby San Diego State, Grace's alma mater, but it's unlikely he'll ever put on an Aztecs uniform.
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